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Palazzi, Caterina Sudoku Killer: Asperger (Clean Feed)

A wicked hybrid of jazz, avant rock and cinematic elements, bassist Caterina Palazzi's quintet Sudoku Killer takes on the music of Disney in a suite where each track is dedicated to an antagonist from movies like "Snow White" or "Sleeping Beauty", performed with Giacomo Ancillotto (guitar), Maurizio Chiavaro (drums), Sergio Pomante (sax) and Antonio Raia (sax).

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UPC: 5609063004748

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF474CD
Squidco Product Code: 26014

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at LRS Factory, in Rome, Italy, in August, 2017, by Lorenzo Stecconi.


Caterina Palazzi-double bass, compositions

Giacomo Ancillotto-guitar

Maurizio Chiavaro-drums

Sergio Pomante-tenor saxophone

Antonio Raia-tenor saxophone

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"Caterina Palazzi was born in Rome in 1982. Very young she enters the choir of the "Accademia Filarmonica Romana" (Roman Philharmonic Academy) directed by Pablo Colino, side by side with the study of the transverse flute. At 13 she starts learning guitar with private educators. At 19 she comes closer to jazz, while attending the DAMS University (Arts, Music and Show). From 2002 she attends the professional course at Saint Louis College of Music of Rome. She then decides to move on to studying double bass with M° Andrea Pighi, pursuing both the study of classical and jazz music. In 2003 she takes part in Roccella Ionica workshops..In 2004 and 2005 she participates in Siena Jazz workshops, studying with Paolino Dalla Porta, Pietro Leveratto, Mario Raja, Ettore Fioravanti, Stefano Zenni, Francesco Martinelli. Also in 2005 she attends Roma Jazz's Cool" workshops. In 2006 she participates to the "We love jazz" workshops with the American double bass player Buster Williams; during the same year she attends collective double bass classes held by Giovanni Tommaso. In 2008 she takes part again in Roma Jazz's Cool workshops, studying with the international educators Scott Colley, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joey Calderazzo, Salvatore Bonafede, Jeff Tain Watts.

Since then she starts an intense live concert activity, performing on many stages such as: Garbatella jazz Festival, Lucca Jazz Festival, Terni Jazz Festival ,Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, Brass & Reeds Jazz Festival, Accademia Filarmonica Romana (guest Roberto Gatto), Woma jazz Festival, Opening tour winter 2008 of Dionne Warwick, Wolf Festival (guest Maurizio Giammarco), Festival JazzOnTheRoad, Atina Jazz Festival, Marciac Jazz Festival (Francia), Jazz in the winter, Jazz al Torrione, Casa del Jazz (guest Greg Burk), Festival Saint Germain de Près (Paris), Majella Etno Festival, Montagninjazz, Festival Controcanto, Eclettica Festival, Oltre il Blu Jazz Festival, Festival Jazz à Oloron (France), Jazz a Sorrento, Festival Jazz Gezziamoci a Matera, Mantova Jazz Festival, Piacenza Jazz, Auditorium Parco della Musica (guest Gianluca Petrella), Catania jazz festival, Experimenta Festival, Fano Jazz Festival, Tam Jazz festival, Festival MoliseCinema, Tampere Festival (Finland), Hamar Jazz festival (Norway),

She has been working for 8 years on her band Sudoku Killer, which features a live concert activity of over 500 concerts all over Europe, and which recorded "Sudoku Killer" (ZdM 2010) and "Infanticide" (Auand 2015)"

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Giacomo Ancillotto is an Italian jazz guitarist known for the groups Auand Family, Baap!, Caterina Palazzi Quartet, Caterina Palazzi Sudoku Killer, Larix, Luz, and Mansarda.

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Maurizio Chiavaro is an Italian jazz drummer known for groups Baap!, Caterina Palazzi Quartet, Caterina Palazzi Sudoku Killer.

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Saxophonist Sergio Pomante owns the Noiselab Studio in Giulianova, Italy and is a member of Captain Mantell, Ulan Bator, and Caterina Palazzi Sudoku Killer.

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"Antonio Raia was born in Naples on 22/03/1988. At the age of 19 he began his tenor saxophone studies and graduated with honors in jazz sax at the Conservatory of Music of Salerno, G. Martucci, in 2013. He studied and attended master classes with many saxophonists and composers of the national and international scene, including : Jerry Bergonzi, Adam Rudolph, Archie Shepp, David Ryan. He played and shared the stage with: Adam Rudolph, David Ryan, Decibel Ensamble, Colin Vallon, Zu, Zeni Geva. Conduction experiences with Adam Rudolph and Elio Martusciello with whom he is still in concert activity.

In 2014 he released for Auand Record "Chaos Magnum" in collaboration with Forefront. In January 2015 he released for Auand Record "Infanticide" for Caterina Palazzi-Sudoku Killer; Sudoku Killer member since 2013. In April 2015 he released "Stories of a vain diary" concept-work video & music, project by and edited by Antonio Raia.

Since 2013 he has been involved in the jazz-core / free form in concert activity and performance art for over 70 performances a year. He has performed, and still continues, in national and European festivals, festivals and museums (Switzerland, Slovenia, Norway, France, Croatia). From 2015 he studies instant photography."

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track listing:

1. Grimilde (From Snow White) 9:58

2. Jasper and Horace (From 101 Dalmatians) 9:26

3. Maleficent (From Sleeping Beauty) 8:43

4. Edgar The Butler (From Aristocats) 11:01

5. Medusa (From The Rescuers) 16:40
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"Each composition in Asperger is a suite inspired by one bad character of the movies produced by Disney, and like the previous "Infanticide" the purpose is to destroy the childhood vision that the good personalities always wins, something that reality constantly denies in the adult world - and yes, she's mentioning the usual suspects. More than that, the Italian double bassist and composer affirms explicitly that "the figure of the bad guy becomes charming, and not scary anymore".

At least for some. Because of that, what seems obvious can be controversial, but that kind of conflitual attitude is natural for someone who comes from a punk rock band, The Barbie Killers. Someone who later filled jazz with noise and psychedelic harmonies. Palazzi's project Sudoku Killer is usually labeled as a noise-jazz group, but you can also find in the music of this new album aspects of post-rock and of the soundtrack writing for cinema, at least when you're not confronted with the riffs of the most explicit stoner subgenre. The atmospheres are dark and disturbing, but also sexy and minucious, to repeat terms used by the specialized press. Defying music for unquiet souls, it's what you have here..."-Clean Feed

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